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Reindeer's Revolt - Ridgeway Brewing

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdhilt on 11-15-2007)
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acrawf6

Louisiana

3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a rich orange amber with just a little haze to it, and a dense slightly tan head.

Smell. Nice combination of apples and some caramel. The sweetness is strong, but not overbearing. Has a bit of a creaminess to it as well, and with the sweetness, it kinda reminds me of a tripel.

Taste. Some apple fruitiness comes through. The sweetness dies down, but is still present. It has a little bit of a spicy bite to it- a little bit of pepper, cinnamon, and all spice come to mind. Aftertaste bitters up some with just a slight puckering to it, but not bad. After a few seconds i get some yeasty characters that stick to my tongue.

Mouthfeel. Body is creamy and on the fuller side of medium. Not much bitterness, but balanced well. Good amount of carbonation.

Overall, pretty good. I bought this cuz it was on sale. I think it stood the test of time between last christmas and now. It's not one i would buy because it isnt one that particularly sticks out to me, and is expensive. But i do enjoy this bottle...it's getting me ready for the fall/winter seasonals now.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2008 01:33:20 | More by acrawf6
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color- cloudy cider. Full thick head.

Aroma- mix of spices, very mild hops, and rich wet bread dough.

Taste- a very well balanced winter warmer. Starts malty with whole grain bread notes, then sweetens in the mid-body, then finishes with a balance of mild spices (perhaps clove and grains of paradise) and gentle hops.

Poured from 550 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 2/2/2014.

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2.65/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Sigh. Still reviewing Christmas beers 2+ weeks after the fact. Shame on me.

Copper-colored pour with thick+bubbly white head. Retains easily at a half-finger while leaving nice lacing.

Scent is extremely plain. The faintest of faint hints of honey and bread. Impressively vapid.

Taste, luckily, is an improvement, but really not interesting. Herbal+light veggie tones, sweet malts, bread, apple butter, and some nutty malts. Pretty bland.

Decent mouthfeel that seems a bit on the thin side. Low-medium carbonation.

Really not much going on with this one. Some decent malt flavors but overall very tame and uninteresting.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle poured into a Tulip Stout glass. No date on the bottle.

Appearance: Mostly clear copper-amber. There is a slight haze to this beer. A dense light orange-white head upon pouring dies back to a thin soapy head across the top. Persistent tiny strands and dots of lacing noted.

Smell: Odd. Cooked veggie and sulfurous at times. Not very appealing. With a swirl though some other more pleasant smells come through, a bit flowery hops against the other smells. Still not great though.

Taste: Bitter, with some buttery malt underneath. A bit of mineral twang at the end. There are English bittering hops in abundance here, with some strong tea-like bitterness noted.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation. A bit sticky on the teeth. Otherwise nothing special.

Overall / Drinkability: It's alright, but I've had much better strong ales. In fact, other than the higher ABV, I'd classify this as a bitter or an English Pale Ale before I'd call it a strong ale. Not good enough to get again (again, not a great smell, just okay in the other categories) but is strangely drinkable. I finished this off rather quickly despite the smell. I found it went quite well with food and maybe that is what makes it drinkable. Good for washing down a meal, not good on its own. So overall average and maybe slightly below average, but strangely drinkable. Go figure.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear amber, minimum head.
smells hoppy, christmas-y.
tastes hoppy, christmas-y. nice, easy, drinkable.
medium feel, minor carbonation.
overall, man i am just INUNDATED with all the christmas brews in the front at Total Wine! sinister elf, criminal elf. neurotic reindeer.... easy drinking brew, a little more hoppy than i usually prefer, but a really nice brew. they do all seem the same, however. lots o' hops, taste like a christmas tree . . . .

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer. Is a clear amber color. Not much head. To speak of.

It smells. Like caramel and rubber.

I kind of don't like the taste. Makes me mad.

There is some redeeming fruity and malty taste I like, but not enough.

It feels sad. On my mouth.

This beer cost me $5.49. Just for one bottle.

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11-19-2012 04:08:19 | More by dedrinker
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Reindeer's Revolt from Ridgeway Brewing
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